Seventeenth suspect arrested for 'Steroid King' Brian Wainstein's murder

Alleged underworld figures Jerome Booysen, Mark Lifman and William Stevens leave the Cape Town magistrate's court in December after being charged with the 2017 murder of Brian Wainstein.
Alleged underworld figures Jerome Booysen, Mark Lifman and William Stevens leave the Cape Town magistrate's court in December after being charged with the 2017 murder of Brian Wainstein.
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Another suspect linked to the murder of “Steroid King” Brian Wainstein has been arrested.

Wainstein was shot dead in his home in Constantia, Cape Town, on August 18 2017. He was killed in front of his partner and two-year-old child.

The suspect apprehended on Thursday is the 17th person arrested in connection with the murder.

Police spokesperson Col Katlego Mogale said the 42-year-old suspect was “alleged to be a 27 gang member”. The suspect will appear in the Cape Town magistrate’s court on Tuesday.

“He was arrested by a multidisciplinary team led by the Hawks serious organised crime investigation together with crime intelligence and other Hawks investigating teams in Cape Town,” said Mogale.

“The team was supported by members of visible policing. The assortment of charges include the alleged murder of Brian Wainstein, reportedly known as the ‘Steroid King’.”

In December, alleged underworld boss Jerome “Donkie” Booysen and Mark Lifman were arrested and charged with Wainstein’s murder.

“The suspect will be joining his 16 co-accused, three of whom, namely Mark Williams, Jerome Booysen — also known as ‘Donkie’ — and Williams Stevens, were arrested on December 22 2020 and released on R100,000 bail each. William Stevens known as ‘Red’ has since been shot and killed.”

The matter will be back in court on May 12.

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